I get a lot of requests from folks interested in a shuttle for a Ruby Crest Trail trip, and I've met some exceptionally cool people that way. Unfortunately, I'm pretty well stapled to the ranch these days (check out my Facebook page for Kennedy Ranch) and, as much as I'd like to do it, can't often do shuttles any more.
Cowboy John to the rescue! Call John Collett at Cowboy John Tours, 775-753-7825, and see if he can help you out. You might just get an earful of local lore on the way.